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“great quality screen and sound, great 3D experience”

British Film Institute IMAX Cinema
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Ranked #196 of 1,765 things to do in London
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Owner description: British Film Institute IMAX 3-D films are presented on a 75-ft. screen and offer a larger-than-life sensory experience. Popular and classic films are also shown in 2-D.
Reviewed May 30, 2013

went to see the Star Trek into Darkness movie. Don't normally like 3D but it was great as the screen was so big. I wouldn't sit too far towards the front. we were in the back row and it was still a great experience. Tickets were £20 but all in all it was worth it compared to, say, Leicester Square

Thank ChrisWOwens
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We went to see Star Trek Into Darkness in 3D at this biggest and best IMAX. Surely the best cinema in the country, even though we were at the front the experience was literally out of this world.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

As per other reviews I would have preferred to have been seated a few rows further back. We got seats in row D because they sold out online so quickly. When organising a trip with other people, decide when to go way in advance and book then.

The film was brilliant on such a huge screen and the sound quality is way above your usual cinema experience. The 3d effects seemed to be much more noticeable on larger screen too and you really did feel as if you were in the film at times.

Thoroughly recommended - we will be going again. I think it would be great for other atmospheric films such as The Great Gatsby or films about the scenery, with fewer action sequences. Maybe because we sat that little bit too close, the fight scenes in star trek were a bit too fast to take in.

Thank Clawjah
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

I've been here a couple of times, most recently for Star Trek Into Darkness.

The image and sound quality are incredible, especially if you see a proper 70mm film print and not just a digital version like many other "IMAX" cinemas that are popping up around the place show (Swiss cottage and Enfield are digital only). This time we were on row G, which is probably as far forward as I would want to sit, but it can be hard to get a seat at a sensible showing time for the bigger films and you have to book well in advance.

Biggest screen in the country really adds to the cinema experience too, you'll not want to go back to a normal sized cinema.

If you get a chance to see Star Trek, The Dark Knight or The Dark Knight Rises, all which have footage shot specially for IMAX then grab it!

Thank paulwilkinson
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

The screen is indeed massive and the sound was good, but I was seated fairly low down and the viewing angle wasn't great. It was very uncomfortable, though I think maybe further back it could've been a more pleasant experience.

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